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Bygones for May 31, 2018

May 31, 1978 Negotiations will resume later this week in Duluth in an attempt to end the strike launched yesterday by Twin Ports carpenters against some building projects. Picket lines yesterday halted work on projects under contract to affiliate...

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Jena Engelking reacts to the hairspray Paige Melander is using as the two get ready for rehearsal of Port-Town Part-Time Players production of Annie Warbucks at UWS. (1998 file photo / News Tribune)

May 31, 1978

Negotiations will resume later this week in Duluth in an attempt to end the strike launched yesterday by Twin Ports carpenters against some building projects. Picket lines yesterday halted work on projects under contract to affiliates of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota.

The St. Louis County Welfare Board yesterday gave preliminary approval to moving the county social services department to Duluth's Board of Trade Building. The proposed 15-year lease would have the county renting 65,000 square feet of space on six floors of the building.

May 31, 1998

Fish Lake resident Ed Hommer and climbing partner Kelly Raymond were expected to reach the 17,000-foot mark yesterday on their climb to the top of Alaska's Mount McKinley. Hommer is attempting to become the first double-amputee to reach the summit.

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Superior's Port-Town Part-Time Players are looking for a new theater to host their performances. After six years at the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Kathryn Ohman Theater, the university has ended the relationship because it needs the theater space for class lectures.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com .

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